Tag: fitness

Workout in Comfort and Style this Summer with Gaiam Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/15

| August 17, 2017 | 67 Comments
Workout in Comfort and Style this Summer with Gaiam Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/15

Workout in Comfort and Style this Summer with Gaiam Canada       Working out has become a part of my regime to make me a better me. One of the things I realized I needed to feel good while completing my fitness routine was the right apparel. Sporting the right pieces can make getting […]

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5 Workout Essentials to Embrace Spring with Gaiam Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/02

| May 2, 2017 | 55 Comments
5 Workout Essentials to Embrace Spring with Gaiam Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/02

  5 Workout Essentials to Embrace Spring with Gaiam Canada! Spring is a time of renewal and regeneration. Some people choose to this season of change to physically improve themselves.  Gaiam Canada would like for you to embrace spring this year with a bevvy of products you can use to rejuvenate yourself and help you […]

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Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

| February 21, 2017 | 23 Comments
Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

  One of the biggest challenges both my clients and I face is finding the time to take care of ourselves! We want to be fit, energetic, and confident in our own skin, but who has the time (and often the money)? Gyms, trainers, recovery, meal prep, grocery shopping, family-friendly meals, and actually cooking! It […]

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Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/03

| January 5, 2017 | 67 Comments
Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/03

Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada! The New Year is here! Do you have resolutions or goals set to make 2017 a fabulous year for yourself? I usually have three goals I try to accomplish each year. They are to try something I have never done before, to become more active and to […]

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4 Tips to Help Manage Menopause #AchieveComfort

| October 26, 2016 | 9 Comments
4 Tips to Help Manage Menopause #AchieveComfort

Menopause. It is a transition women go through that signals change in our lives. Some of its symptoms are more unbearable than others. Need a few ways to help get through this time of your life? Here are four tips that will help you manage menopause. Working it out     Keeping your body physically […]

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5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

| June 27, 2016 | 8 Comments
5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

If you’re an expectant mom, you’ve likely heard that exercising throughout pregnancy can bring with it a host of benefits for both mom and baby: it can give you more energy, reduce your chance of developing gestational diabetes, help you stay more comfortable and pain free throughout your nine months, reduce stress and may help […]

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Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

| May 17, 2016 | 8 Comments
Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms   In between round trips to school, extracurricular activities, preparing meals and working, who has time to exercise? Not everyone can be Tracy Moore and juggle two kids, a work life and look fit. Or so many moms think. Fitting in a workout session to a hectic daily mom […]

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Get Back on Track with Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy Mommy #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

| April 13, 2016 | 36 Comments
Get Back on Track with Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy Mommy #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

It has been a few years since I had my last child, but my body is not where I would like it to be. For me, I had to ease into a workout routine to begin to accomplish my goal of getting fit again. When asked to review the new mom workout DVD Jillian Michaels: […]

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Why Are You Still Crunching?

| March 28, 2016 | 11 Comments
Why Are You Still Crunching?

  Why Are You Still Crunching? To be honest, I’m a little surprised that we’re all still crunching in classes, in gyms, on TV, in magazines… a lot. I thought that we would be moving towards more functional, effective core exercises by now but the overload of abdominal crunching in addition to the increased number […]

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10 Tips for Hiking with Kids to Curb the Complaining

| March 21, 2016 | 5 Comments
10 Tips for Hiking with Kids to Curb the Complaining

One of the greatest activities to inspire active kids and get the family outside is hiking. Enjoying the outdoors and going for a long walk in a majestic forest setting with birds chirping, squirrels running, water lapping at the creeks edge and happy children scampering and enjoying it all is a perfect picture. . .  […]

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Get in Shape Comfortably with Gaiam Canada! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/18

| March 14, 2016 | 121 Comments
Get in Shape Comfortably with Gaiam Canada! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/18

Getting in shape is something I like doing all year-round. When working out indoors, I turn to yoga or a HITT routine to get the job done. I like having comfortable equipment to help obtain my workout goals as it makes it easier to do what I have to do without worrying about hurting myself […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: Small Steps with Big Results!

| January 27, 2016 | 4 Comments
New Year’s Resolutions: Small Steps with Big Results!

    New Year’s Resolutions: Small Steps with Big Results! Every new year, I take the same 2 resolutions to be more physically active and eat healthier. They are not always easy to keep, as my daily routine of sitting at a desk and typing does not get me moving too much, and working from home […]

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Turn Over a New Page this Year with DK Canada! Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/15

| January 11, 2016 | 51 Comments
Turn Over a New Page this Year with DK Canada! Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/15

The New Year is upon us! We love making resolutions to try and better ourselves in some way, shape or form. Many of us are looking to care about our bodies. We want to look great and feel better inside an out! DK Canada wants to make 2016 a great year for people to start […]

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House of Cores (instead of cards…get it?)‏

| January 5, 2016 | 7 Comments
House of Cores (instead of cards…get it?)‏

When I was pregnant I felt as big as a house, a giant house, an apartment building actually.  To be fair, it had been used as rental property to three tenants at one time or another. And even  though I made a fantastic landlord (clean, non smoking unit, no view but centrally located!), I had no problem […]

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Why I am ‘Running’ into the New Year

| December 28, 2015 | 4 Comments
Why I am ‘Running’ into the New Year

It’s that time of year again – people start thinking about what they can improve on in the New Year; and even before the holiday baked goods hit the table, health and fitness are usually top of mind. As a good friend of mine coined, I have been “r-alking” (run-walking) for a couple of years […]

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Workouts Are Made Easy with the Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Headset – #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 18, 2015 | 8 Comments
Workouts Are Made Easy with the Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Headset – #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

In my hectic world, making time to work out is a hard thing to do. Between being a stay-at-home mom and working from home, my days are filled with tasks and responsibilities to get through. I also find it hard to stay motivated when I am doing the workout by myself as there is no […]

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Set Your Fitness Goals Easily With Life Trak – A Review #HolidayGiftGuide

| October 29, 2015 | 9 Comments
Set Your Fitness Goals Easily With Life Trak – A Review #HolidayGiftGuide

Work, responsibilities at home and kids make it hard sometimes to make time for yourself to get fit. It is hard to gauge how active (or inactive) I am because, well, because I am so concentrated on my family and my other responsibilities. I was curious about how much time I spend at my desk […]

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5 Tips for Working-Out with Confidence

| October 16, 2015 | 9 Comments
5 Tips for Working-Out with Confidence

  For most people, working out is a hard habit to start. It is a commitment you have to make to yourself to do, and it can be a tough one to maintain. For some people, not working out has to do with a lack of confidence. I wanted to share some tips to help […]

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This is What One Pound of Muscle vs One Pound of Fat Looks Like

| April 6, 2015 | 12 Comments
This is What One Pound of Muscle vs One Pound of Fat Looks Like

Here is a picture of one pound of muscle versus one pound of fat. Amazing, isn’t it? My big question to you is: which would you rather have? Many of us already know the benefits of strength training. Wonderful things like improved posture, increased metabolism, potential decreased risk of injury, increased bone density and increased […]

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Fitting In the Fitness

| February 16, 2015 | 4 Comments
Fitting In the Fitness

So, who out there resolved to be more physically active in 2015? Though I rarely actually get to sit down in the run of a day, being active is something I’m always working on, specifically incorporating it into everyday life. Be healthy for myself, and for the family. Have more energy to do 20 reps […]

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Happy New Rear

| January 14, 2015 | 9 Comments
Happy New Rear

WHAT THE? It seemed like everything I said after giving birth ended with a question mark. What just happened? Why am I crying? Why am I laughing? Wait a minute… why am I peeing my pants? As a pre and postnatal specialist, eventually, all new Mums ask me the same question. “Will I ever get […]

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Winter Workouts and an Egg in a Kale Cup Breakfast Recipe

| January 9, 2015 | 15 Comments
Winter Workouts and an Egg in a Kale Cup Breakfast Recipe

Winter is here!  Some of us celebrate and some of us cringe…  Whether you cheer or boo – the key to surviving an Ottawa winter is to embrace it in one way, shape or form.  Time will fly if you get the kids outside tobogganing, sledding, skating, skiing or even out to your local park. […]

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My 7 Top Fall Fitness Tips

| October 21, 2014 | 17 Comments
My 7 Top Fall Fitness Tips

Fall is here!  So many of us are thinking about getting back into our fitness routines after taking some time off in the summer.  The gyms are busy again and many are transitioning to indoor activities and strength training.   It’s easy to feel overwhelmed especially if you’ve taken an extended break from indoor workouts. […]

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Some Exercise Facts To Help You Get Motivated and Stay Motivated

| October 1, 2014 | 9 Comments
Some Exercise Facts To Help You Get Motivated and Stay Motivated

There are many benefits to exercising regularly, such as looking good, feeling sharper, and an improved sex life. But you probably already knew all that. The trouble is getting motivated to start exercising in the first place, and even more challenging, staying motivated to work out regularly. The good news is that there are plenty […]

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